Uprising! Afghanistan’s Deadliest Battle

The incredible story of the prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan that exploded into the war’s deadliest battle and led to the capture of the so-called American Taliban, John Walker Lindh.

Firsthand accounts highlight a look at the deadliest battle in the war in Afghanistan — the revolt at Qala-I-Jangi, or “The Fortress of War” in November 2001. Here, CIA Agent Mike Spann and captured American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh would meet. Spann interrogated Lindh just before the revolt of Taliban soldiers being held in the 18th-century fortress — a brutal battle that killed more than 300 people. This is the story of the battle and of these two Americans who met at that fateful place.

Aired 05/07/2004 on The History Channel.